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The emergence of international public opinion and the origin of public diplomacy in Japan in the inter-war period

Akami, Tomoko


This article argues that what we now call public diplomacy emerged in the mid- to late 1930s in the case of Japan. It questions the notion that public diplomacy is new in contrast to 'traditional' diplomacy. It also questions the conventional understanding of Japan's diplomatic isolationism of the 1930s. The article argues that as a result of greater mass political participation, the idea of 'international public opinion' emerged as a new norm in inter-war international politics. States...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Hague Journal of Diplomacy 3.2(2008): 99-128
DOI: 10.1163/187119108X323664


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